A murderous beast lurks high in the Appalachian mountains. Two very different groups of people might become its prey, unless they can fight back against this monster. One is a clueless group of campers simply looking to enjoy a pleasant vacation. The other is a determined pair of FBI agents who are set on destroying this creature once and for all, whatever it may be. Let the hunt begin ...
As is the case with many low-budget movies, the DVD cover of "The Feeding" attempts to trick you into thinking you are buying a much better production than the one you actually end up with. What makes this particular case unusual is that this cunning trickery also extends into the opening credits, which look much more sleek and professional than the rest of what follows. I wouldn't be surprised if the distribution company Lions Gate Films had something to do with those opening credits.
Unfortunately, the rest of the movie is fairly standard low-budget horror fare with very little to set it apart from the crowd. In the first half of the movie we are introduced to a selection of shallow and uninteresting characters who we fail to connect with on any emotional level. In the second half, when the beastly rampage begins, most of the fun is ruined by an awful monster design. Not awful because of the budget, mind - just the bizarre decision to give the creature something resembling a giant bobble-head.
"The Feeding" came out about a year after another straight-to-DVD werewolf movie, "The Beast of the Bray Road". There are a number of comparisons to be made between the two films in terms of overall tone and production values. Ultimately, "Bray Road" probably has more going for it, though arguably there is something to be said for the plain simplicity of "The Feeding".
What is certain is that neither of them is a very good movie.
I'm not sure if anyone else on the planet has had the horrifying
experience of seeing this movie, but........
The movie is based on nothing! There is no plot, no acting, no climax, but thank god there was an ending!!! The special effects (if I can actually use that term when describing the "werewolf") were some of the worst I've seen in a long time! The werewolf had to be made of clay & cat hair! Yeah it was that bad! Whats worse is there were nude scenes by some women who must really need the work! It was like walking in on your Mom when she's getting out of the shower when you were a kid!(YAK!!!) Anyway I don't recomend this movie to anyone! Oh by the way I have a copy for sale. (PLEASE)
When I saw "The Feeding" on the shelf for the first time, I immediately assumed it was one of the 9,275 straight-to-DVD vampire films that come out every year. The title would likely lead one to believe such. But I took a closer look and saw the tagline: "Part Man, Part Wolf, Pure Evil."
Now we're talking, I thought. I knew it had the possibility (if not probability) of being a dud, but it was a werewolf movie, so I had to give it a try.
Well, my feelings on this film can best be summed up with a couple comparisons: it wasn't quite as terrible as "Rage of the Werewolf", but it wasn't anywhere near as good as "The Beast of Bray Road." You can feel free to make your own rankings and assumptions based on that statement.
The story was a simple one, about a few young people camping in the woods where a violent monster is loose. A special agent comes in to try to hunt the creature down, but for some reason, only takes one partner instead of a whole crew.
Strangely enough, though, it doesn't turn into the type of film where people start dying while the others try to figure out what's going on. Instead, there's a monster attack at the very beginning, then a long gap of nothing but
character interaction. The werewolf claims its victims from the main cast within
maybe 20 minutes of each other, until there's only a couple survivors. Then the
survivors gamble on a way to kill it in the last twenty. That's about 40
minutes of a 90 minute movie where anything of worth happens. Maybe less.
Another very odd thing...throughout the entire movie, the characters avoid using the word "werewolf" as if it were under a strict copyright. They're always
about to say it, then they just stop and assume that everyone knows what
they're talking about.
The acting is pretty wooden, besides Robert Pralgo's. His character, Jack,
shows way more personality than the others. He also delivered his lines much
better. So, of course, he gets killed.
The werewolf is your typical hairy body with a mask that drips saliva. They do have the mouth move a little, but nothing intricate. The mask looks like a wolf's head that was smashed a few times. The kills are bloody, but the blood doesn't look all that real. Oh, and there is absolutely no transformation scene. You get to see the werewolf in human form at the end, but it means nothing outside of proving that it was a werewolf.
Really, it's just a dull movie. Unless you catch it on TV (I heard it was on Sci-Fi channel once or twice), don't bother going out of your way to see it. Unless you really like low-budget stuff.
By far the worst werewolf movie I've ever seen! I love werewolf films and this one was so bad I almost stop watching werewolf movies. Its really hard to find a good werewolf movie these days!
When I decided to rent this movie I did so in the hope I would get a good laugh out of it. As the opening credits rolled, I began to wonder whether or not this was the low budget film I thought it was. That doubt was quickly disproven as the opening scene began with two stereotypical rednecks getting torn to shreds while hunting (i.e. sitting in their pickup truck getting drunk). It seems the people that made this spent almost all of their money on the opening credits, and suffice to say I was not disappointed. I'm sad Mystery Science Theater 3000 isn't still on the air as this movie would be perfect for that show.
THIS MOVIE WAS BAD!! Out of all these werewolf movies I watched this one turned up to be one of the worst. The whole movie mad little since other then people where getting attacked and killed. Man, the people with guns need to learn how to shot! The ending was bad too! I mean it was the best part of the movie. Other then the fact the man in the wolf suit was dead! I believe the person who ever thought of this needed to spend more time thinking it out. I also believe they needed to find better acting.
This movie is absolutely horrible. There is no plot at all, and it looks like they spent their entire budget on the opening sequence which is the only part of the film good enough to be described as mediocre.
Horrible everything, direction, story, acting, costumes and special effects for this movie.
What we are dealing with here is a migrating werewolf which moves from place to place, hunting in a particular location until all the prey animals have been wiped out. Then it waits until the local hunters have killed another predator, effectively framing the other animal for the kills.
While we don't see a transformation scene in this movie, it is suggested by one of the characters that the creature can change between human and animal form at will. Presumably the budget simply wouldn't stretch to a transformation scene, and there's no attempt to try and humanise the beast at all. The usual tropes of silver bullets and wolfsbane do make an appearance.
One of the main drawbacks of the movie is the werewolf design. For some reason, they chose to give it a comically large head which almost made me laugh out loud every time I saw it. Otherwise it's a perfectly decent design for a low-budget flick.